Stun gun used in robbery of Council Bluff store Wed. evening


August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs report two men who robbed a store Wednesday evening, used a stun gun to carry out an attack on an employee of the store. The men got away with an undetermined amount of cash, and officials say the robbery is believed to be linked to another robbery at the same store on August 24th.

Authorities say Wednesday’s robbery at the Exotic Gift Store (1409 W. Broadway, in Council Bluffs), occurred at around 7:50-p.m, when two black male suspects entered the store acting at first as if they were patrons. When a male store employee asked to see their identification, one of the suspects pulled out a stun gun and began attacking the employee, while the other suspect went around the store grabbing cash. All the while, the first suspect continued to use the stun gun on the store employee.

The suspect using the stun gun is believed to be the same person involved in the August 24th robbery of the Exotic Gift Store, during which a similar attack was carried out. Both incidents remain under investigation.